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Gillian Tindall

Every generation feels that it is moving on the uncharted frontier of time and historians, too, are subject to this insecurity. However, it is...

Within two generations coal merchants, who used to be everywhere in London, have disappeared from our streets and, along with them, both the smoke...

Those familiar with the obsessive delights of genealogy will have realised that if you can trace your family in Britain back to 1400 you are...

Gillian Tindall reflects on a recent discovery by a Dickens scholar, which offers new insights into the great writer’s early years.

There have been other books on this subject in recent years but none,...

The enormous, almost grandiose undertaking indicated by the title of this book is one for which Alistair Horne...

Gillian Tindall reviews a work on the English folk hero of Sherwood Forest

The 'City of Gold' is two places, explains Gilliian Tindall. People have been coming to Bombay for 300 years, hoping to make their fortune. But in their search for gold many have died. Their bodies were laid in a place known as Sonapur, which also means 'the city of gold' since, according to an Indian saying, to die is to be turned to gold.